Kartik Vijay ISC, started his journey with a BFA in Applied arts and quickly graduated to Cinematography from The Los Angeles Film School.
An independent cinematographer for almost 19 years now, he has lensed 12 feature films (these include Indian and International films), over 450 commercials and many short films over the years. He has worked on films that have snagged honours at some leading festivals including the Cannes Lions for advertising. Some of them have showcased and won awards at The Fribourg International Film Festival 2023 and the Udine Far East Film Festival 2023 (Abang Adik), The Golden Horse Film Festival 2019 (The Soul) and 2021 (The Garden of Evening Mists), The Cannes Film Festival 2018 (Manto), The Tribeca Film Festival 2022 (My Name is Andrea) and The Sundance Film Festival 2014 (The Bravest, The Boldest).
He has been nominated twice for the ‘Best Cinematography’ award at the Golden Horse Film Festival, which is considered as ‘The Oscars of the East’. The Garden of Evening Mists also showcased at EnergaCamerimage 2019, the world’s premier festival for Cinematography.
His international work includes Jin Ong’s ‘Abang-Adik’, Tom Lin’s ‘The Garden of Evening Mists’, Wei-Hao Cheng’s ‘Ji Hun (The Soul)’ and Pratibha Parmar’s ‘My Name’s Andrea’.
In India, his work includes Dibakar Banerjee’s ‘OyeLucky! Lucky Oye!’, Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’, Nandita Das’s ‘Manto’ and Sooni Taraporevala’s ‘Yeh Ballet’.
He currently lives in Bombay, India.